Framingham State University Hires Iris P. Godes as New Dean of Strategic Enrollment Management

Framingham State University Hires Iris P. Godes as New Dean of Strategic Enrollment Management

Apr 24, 2023

Framingham State University is excited to announce the hiring of Iris P. Godes as the Dean of Strategic Enrollment Management beginning on May 22nd, 2023.

Godes is currently the Associate Vice President of Enrollment and Dean of Admissions at Dean College in Franklin, MA. In that role, she has been responsible for developing, implementing, and managing strategies for recruitment, enrollment, communications, marketing, merit scholarship and financial aid leveraging, application processing, and visit programs.

At Framingham State University, Godes will oversee all aspects of the University's enrollment strategy.

"It's no secret that Framingham State faces an extremely challenging enrollment environment," says FSU President Nancy S. Niemi. "Iris brings expert knowledge of the Massachusetts higher education landscape, having led enrollment teams at both private and public institutions in the Commonwealth. I'm thrilled to have her join our team at FSU and confident she will help us strengthen our role as the premiere public college in the region proudly serving the common good."

Prior to overseeing enrollment at Dean College, Godes served as the Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester. Godes says a desire to get back into public higher education was a motivating factor in applying for the position at FSU.

"The opportunity to be able to offer students a more affordable path to higher education is really attractive to me," she says. "We know that fewer prospective students are accessing higher education. I hope to help promote the value of affordable higher education."

Godes has also lived in the City of Framingham for more than 20 years and is excited to be part of the education community within her home town.

"I know Framingham, and I know Framingham schools and the entire MetroWest region," she says. "I have a lot of connections in the area and look forward to tapping into the larger community to raise awareness of everything FSU has to offer."

Godes earned her bachelor's degree from Syracuse University and has a master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Boston University.

"Framingham State University is a great university," says Godes. "There is no reason we shouldn't see a lot of success over the next few years with our enrollment."

About Framingham State University

Framingham State University was founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public university for the education of teachers. Since that time, it has evolved into a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering small, personalized classes on a beautiful New England campus. Today, the University enrolls more than 6,000 students with 58 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a State College and University (SCU), Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.